Two hundred farmers attend meeting in Buncrana following floods

IFA held an open meeting last night in the Lake of Shadows Hotel Buncrana to discuss the immediate flooding situation in Inishowen.

The IFA meeting was attended by over 200 farmers, where Teagasc and Donegal County Council all gave updates on where the situation is in each of their respective areas. Insight Inishowen gave an overview of the services available to those affected by mental stress from the recent events.

Speaking at the meeting, IFA Flood Project Chairman Padraic Joyce said applications for aid by farmers in Donegal impacted by recent floods must be processed without delay, and payments made over the coming weeks.

At the meeting, farmers raised their concerns and highlighted the need for all losses to be taken into account. The scheme must cover fodder losses, structural damage, land damage, crop losses, fencing, farm roadways, and stock losses.

Padraic Joyce urged Minister Creed to deliver this support speedily and to all farmers who have been affected.